This species is known from two nearby localities, Lago Quindecocha and Ullilen, in the vicinity of Lago de Los Cóndores in the northern part of the Cordillera Central, in Huallaga Province, San Martín Department, northern Peru, between 3,000–3,100 m asl (Duellman and Venegas 2005). It is unknown whether this species is likely to be restricted to this area or occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is known to inhabit Yungas forest. Individuals have been found at night in forest on low bushes and in a spiny terrestrial bromeliad, and one individual was found under a rock in a pasture, suggesting at least a degree of tolerance to habitat degradation. The eggs undergo direct development into froglets in the brood pouches (Duellman and Venegas 2005).
There is little information on the population size and trends of this species. It is so far known only from the four specimens of the type series, collected in 2003 (Duellman and Venegas 2003).
There is no information on threats to this species.
It occurs in Los Chilchos Private Conservation Area, designated in 2012.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology, and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, population status, ecological requirements, and threats.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Gastrotheca ossilaginis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T61823A89215313. .Downloaded on 19 November 2018